Thanks, so are you going to go watch the fireworks in the bay? We use to watch them from our yard in IB which faced the bay..we watched the ones from Coronado, National City, CV etc,, it was always spectacular.
We may go to Seaport Village- have had a great view of the Sea World show from there in past years. I'd rather see them (so beautiful and- yes- spectacular!) and not hear them..and I have a difficult time in crowds..so we may just park the car somewhere on the bay where we have a good view. How about you? Do they have a good show where you are in Salem? Whatever you do, enjoy!
They used to have some really good ones on the Fairgrounds, now you have to fight the crowds near the river. Not for me, I am like you, I prefer watching them from a distance like we did in IB. Have fun and be safe!